we architecture: triangular house
‘triangular house’ by we architecture in puerto cayo, equador all images courtesy we architecture
‘triangular house’ by copenhagen-based practice we architecture is a concept design for a two-storey dwelling that reinterprets the traditional colonial-style building. consisting of three pitched roof blocks connected end to end, the layout of the residence is made compact by triangulating the overall form. a single elevated wing facilitates natural ventilation for the interior and the covered terrace space.
designed to be located in puerto cayo, equador, the project is built around a patio with ample green space. by raising the western block off the ground level, the central exterior area is opened up to the surrounding landscape, establishing a visual and atmospheric relationship between the building and the site. the terrace space below accommodates a lap pool and an outdoor lounge area.
elevated western wing
rendered view of covered terrace space and pool
(top left) a traditional colonial-style house is built up around a patio (top right) the triangular shape makes a more compact house by minimizing the distances within the house (bottom left) one ‘wing’ of the house is lifted off the ground (bottom right) a constant airflow is encouraged through the patio and covered terrace
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